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The following would seem to be a great opportunity, it would seem to me. =
 Charles Wilson

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<<Please forward far and wide...tell a friend...send to your contacts!>>

LAST CALL!!!  *  APPLY NOW!!!
LAST CALL!!!  *  APPLY NOW!!!
LAST CALL!!!  *  APPLY NOW!!!

...Just two days after Washington, D.C. is rocked by the Tibet Freedom
Concerts and a Day of Action for Tibet...

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION TRAINING CAMP,  JUNE 16-21, 1998

WHO:     The Ruckus Society
WHAT:   Human Rights Action Camp
WHERE: Middleburg, Virginia (45 minutes from Washington, D.C.)
WHEN:   June 16-21, 1998 (Curriculum starts Wednesday, June 17th)
WHY:      To increase the effectiveness of human rights advocacy and
network activists from the human rights,
environmental and social justice
movements!

Please note:  The training is FREE! A sliding scale donation to help =
cover
the cost of food is requested ($50 suggested). No one will be turned =
away
due to lack of funds!!! Applicants representing organizations are =
requested
to contribute a donation to help cover the cost of the training for =
those
without budgets ($200 suggested).

SIGN UP NOW AND PASS THE WORD ALONG!

The Human Rights Action Camp promises to be an unprecedented opportunity
for skills-sharing, team-building and networking within the human rights
community here and abroad and with your colleagues in the environmental =
and
social change movements.

The camp is designed to provide participants with a new set of technical
campaign skills and strategies, build stronger ties of cooperation =
amongst
members of the human rights community and with other environmental and
social change movements, and increase the effectiveness of human rights
advocacy domestically and internationally.

Both the Application and a full description of the camp are posted =
below.
Please forward completed applications to ruckus@ruckus.org. You may also
apply by visiting The Ruckus Society's web site and apply on-line at
www.ruckus.org. Applications will be evaluated on a first come, first
served basis, so please apply immediately. Please forward this notice
IMMEDIATELY to your colleagues who may be interested in participating.
____________________________________________________________________
Action Camp Application
Please complete the following application and return it ASAP. The Ruckus
Society
2530 San Pablo Avenue * Berkeley, CA * 94702 * FAX 510.848.9541 *
www.ruckus.org

CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:
Organization:
Street:
City/State/Country:                              Zip:
Phone/Fax:                                            e-mail:
PERMANENT CONTACT INFORMATION (i.e. where you can be reached months or
years from now? (if different from above)
Name:
Organization:
Street:
City/State/Country:                              Zip:
Phone/Fax:                                            e-mail:
--------------------------------------------------------
Please answer the following questions with as much detail as possible:

How will you use what you learn at action camp?

What is your direct action/protest experience?

What other trainings have you attended?

Describe the most powerful direct action you have been witness to. Why?

What do you hope to learn from and contribute to action camp?

Please list 2 references with phone numbers.
Any allergies, medical conditions or dietary needs that we should be =
aware of?

___________________________________________________________________

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CAMP - June 16-21, 1998

Ruckus trains human rights and environmental activists in nonviolent
methods and advocacy strategies for progressive social change. The Human
Rights Action Camp will be held in Middleburg, Virginia, and promises to =
be
one of the best camps yet, with a slate of highly experienced trainers,
presenters, facilitators and special guests.

Ruckus' mission is to bring assistance to those who most need it: the
front-line campaign organizations and individuals. Veteran activists =
lead
the trainings, volunteering time and resources from their respective
organizations.

The 1998 Human Rights Action Camp will be an intensive four-day training
event open to those engaged in high-profile public campaigning and
advocacy. This training will bring together roughly 50 grassroots and
professional activists from leading international and domestic human =
rights
and environmental organizations. It is designed to provide participants
with a new set of action-oriented skills and strategies, build stronger
ties of cooperation among these communities, and increase the =
effectiveness
of human rights advocacy.

Specific Camp Goals:
* Training professional human rights activists in a new set of
action-oriented skills and strategies
* Addressing the need for a unified, organized and effective response =
from
the human rights community for specific upcoming strategic opportunities
* Linking human rights campaigners with trained grassroots activists
* Teaching front-line, grassroots, human rights activists more effective
and sophisticated tactics
* Introducing and networking human rights activists with activists from
other domestic social change movements working on environmental, peace, =
and
social justice issues
* Bringing human rights activists together for a team-building =
experience
* Providing an empowering, bonding experience for human rights activists
and campaigners

Since 1995, the Ruckus Society has held 8 camps, attended by more than =
600
activists representing a large variety of groups and issues.
Internationally, Ruckus has attracted participants from the Tibetan and
Burmese human rights movements, the Tarahumara of rural Mexico, the =
First
Nations of Canada, and activists from Germany, Russia, Nigeria, Korea =
and
Taiwan. Domestically, Ruckus work closely with human rights, social
justice, toxics, nuclear issues, wilderness, and peace activists. Ruckus
participants come from all walks of life and from many different
perspectives with a common goal: to achieve respect for human rights and
environmental and social justice.

=B7 For example, the Malibu Camp, held in fall of 1996, brought together
human rights activists from the Burmese and Tibetan freedom movements =
with
human rights, social justice, and environmental activists from the =
United
States. This camp led to an action heard throughout Burma on the BBC and
recognized by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who thanked the
activists with a phone call from her home.

Ruckus Action Camps have attracted widespread media coverage. =
Journalists
have covered all aspects of camps from the technical climb training on a
50-foot scaffolding tower to the powerful grassroots network the camps
catalyze. Ruckus's British Columbia camp in March 1997 was the lead =
print
media and television story throughout Canada for 3 days running. NBC and
ABC national news as well as dozens of local TV news crews have done
television stories on Ruckus camps. Most recently, "Inside Edition" =
carried
a lengthy piece on Ruckus's North Carolina training camp; CNN has =
expressed
an interest in future camps. Ruckus's Women's Camp, held this past April =
in
Austin, Texas, had crews from the Fox Network, ABC, and ABC. The Women's
Camp will also be the focus of a half-hour BBC special. Look for an
extensive article on Ruckus camps in upcoming Mademoiselle magazines. US
News & World Report, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Outside, =
George,
Marie Claire and E magazines as well as numerous U.S. newspapers have
featured stories on Ruckus camps.

The Human Rights Action Camp will include the following curriculum:

NONVIOLENCE: History, philosophy and technique will be covered, =
including
extensive role plays.

MEDIA TRAINING: An overview of how the media operate. Discussion will =
cover
strategic thinking about the newsworthiness of direct actions, practical
suggestions in crafting leads and soundbites, pitching the story and
message delivery.

POLITICAL THEATER: Training on the development and use of effective
guerrilla theater. Students will discuss various opportunities within
campaigns to make use of humor, drama, and pageantry to move their =
agenda
forward. Puppet making and costume design will be discussed in depth.

ON-LINE ACTIVISM: The internet is one of the most cutting-edge and
effective mediums for social change. Students will be trained in a =
variety
of technical skills from effective internet research techniques to =
creating
images and reaching your constituency on-line.

CONFRONTATIONAL CAMPAIGNING: Effective direct action cannot take place
outside of a political context in which it is appropriate. How does one
structure a campaign that can effectively utilize confrontational
non-violence as a key component. When is it appropriate to sit in the =
board
room, and when should the board meeting be shut down. Participants will
examine a variety of campaigns that owe their success to confrontational
tactics.

ACTION PLANNING AND COORDINATION: The nuts and bolts of coordinating =
direct
actions, including maps, videos and photos.

CLIMBING FOR DIRECT ACTIONS: Overview and details of basic ropework,
belaying, rappelling, knots, harnesses, and hardware.

A partial list of applicants so far:

Innocent Chukwuma, E.D. of Centre for Law Enforcement Education, =
affiliated
with United Action for Democracy, a pro-democracy movement in Nigeria

Andrea Durbin, Friends of the Earth, International Program Director

Carrie Vance, Columbia Support Network, Boston Chapter

Lesley Carson, Reebok Award Winners Network

Mulaika Hijjas, East Timor Action Network

Abigail Abrash, R.F.K. Memorial Center for Human Rights

Dana Clark, Center for International Environmental Law

Ka Hsaw Wa, Director, Earth Rights International based in Southeast Asia

Kristin Sundell, East Timor Action Network, National Field Organizer

Munica Casanova, Leftist Student Network

Sharon Lucas, Rainforest Action Network

Harjit Gill, Students for a Free Tibet

Daniel Sieradski, Students for a Free Tibet

Lisa & Todd Wright, La Liga Ecoligica

Ganga Prasad Subedi, Program Director, National Academy for Environment,
Population and Development, Nepal

Reinard Knutsen, Shundahai Network

Diana Wiwa, Speak Out

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

_________________________________________________________
For more information, please contact:

The Ruckus Society
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
mailto:ruckus@ruckus.org
http://www.ruckus.org
Ph: 510-848-9565
Fax: 510-848-9541



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The following would seem to be a = great=20 opportunity, it would seem to me.  Charles Wilson
 
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From:=20 peaceway <peaceway@bigsky.net>
To:= gathering@cygnus.com <gathering@cygnus.com>
D= ate:=20 Monday, May 18, 1998 2:33 PM
Subject: Fw: **FINAL NOTICE** = APPLY=20 NOW! Human Rights Action Camp



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To: Wild Rockies Alerts <wild-rockies-a= lerts@vortex.wildrockies.org>
Subject: **FINAL NOTICE**  APPLY NOW! Human = Rights=20 Action Camp
Date: Monday, May 18, 1998 1:45 PM

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<<Please=20 forward far and wide...tell a friend...send to your=20 contacts!>>

LAST CALL!!!  *  APPLY NOW!!!
LAST = CALL!!!=20  *  APPLY NOW!!!
LAST CALL!!!  *  APPLY=20 NOW!!!

...Just two days after Washington, D.C. is rocked by the = Tibet=20 Freedom
Concerts and a Day of Action for Tibet...

HUMAN RIGHTS = ACTION=20 TRAINING CAMP,  JUNE 16-21, 1998

WHO: =     The=20 Ruckus Society
WHAT:   Human Rights Action Camp
WHERE:=20 Middleburg, Virginia (45 minutes from Washington, D.C.)
WHEN:=20   June 16-21, 1998 (Curriculum starts Wednesday, June = 17th)
WHY:=20      To increase the effectiveness of human = rights=20 advocacy and
network activists from the human = rights,
environmental and=20 social justice
movements!

Please note:  The training is = FREE! A=20 sliding scale donation to help cover
the cost of food is requested = ($50=20 suggested). No one will be turned away
due to lack of funds!!! = Applicants=20 representing organizations are requested
to contribute a donation to = help=20 cover the cost of the training for those
without budgets ($200=20 suggested).

SIGN UP NOW AND PASS THE WORD ALONG!

The Human = Rights=20 Action Camp promises to be an unprecedented opportunity
for = skills-sharing,=20 team-building and networking within the human rights
community here = and=20 abroad and with your colleagues in the environmental and
social = change=20 movements.

The camp is designed to provide participants with a = new set of=20 technical
campaign skills and strategies, build stronger ties of = cooperation=20 amongst
members of the human rights community and with other = environmental=20 and
social change movements, and increase the effectiveness of human=20 rights
advocacy domestically and internationally.

Both the = Application=20 and a full description of the camp are posted below.
Please forward = completed=20 applications to ruckus@ruckus.org. You may also
apply by visiting The Ruckus Society's = web site=20 and apply on-line at
www.ruckus.org. Applications will be evaluated = on a=20 first come, first
served basis, so please apply immediately. Please = forward=20 this notice
IMMEDIATELY to your colleagues who may be interested in=20 participating.
_______________________________________________________= _____________
Action=20 Camp Application
Please complete the following application and return = it=20 ASAP. The Ruckus
Society
2530 San Pablo Avenue * Berkeley, CA * = 94702 *=20 FAX 510.848.9541 *
www.ruckus.org

CURRENT CONTACT=20 INFORMATION
Name:
Organization:
Street:
City/State/Country:=20             &= nbsp;           &n= bsp;    Zip:
Phone/Fax:=20             &= nbsp;           &n= bsp;           &nb= sp;      e-mail:
PERMANENT=20 CONTACT INFORMATION (i.e. where you can be reached months or
years = from now?=20 (if different from=20 above)
Name:
Organization:
Street:
City/State/Country:=20             &= nbsp;           &n= bsp;    Zip:
Phone/Fax:=20             &= nbsp;           &n= bsp;           &nb= sp;      e-mail:
-----------------------= ---------------------------------
Please=20 answer the following questions with as much detail as = possible:

How will=20 you use what you learn at action camp?

What is your direct = action/protest=20 experience?

What other trainings have you = attended?

Describe the=20 most powerful direct action you have been witness to. Why?

What = do you=20 hope to learn from and contribute to action camp?

Please list 2=20 references with phone numbers.
Any allergies, medical conditions or = dietary=20 needs that we should be aware=20 of?

______________________________________________________________= _____

HUMAN=20 RIGHTS ACTION CAMP - June 16-21, 1998

Ruckus trains human rights = and=20 environmental activists in nonviolent
methods and advocacy strategies = for=20 progressive social change. The Human
Rights Action Camp will be held = in=20 Middleburg, Virginia, and promises to be
one of the best camps yet, = with a=20 slate of highly experienced trainers,
presenters, facilitators and = special=20 guests.

Ruckus' mission is to bring assistance to those who most = need it:=20 the
front-line campaign organizations and individuals. Veteran = activists=20 lead
the trainings, volunteering time and resources from their=20 respective
organizations.

The 1998 Human Rights Action Camp = will be an=20 intensive four-day training
event open to those engaged in = high-profile=20 public campaigning and
advocacy. This training will bring together = roughly 50=20 grassroots and
professional activists from leading international and = domestic=20 human rights
and environmental organizations. It is designed to = provide=20 participants
with a new set of action-oriented skills and strategies, = build=20 stronger
ties of cooperation among these communities, and increase = the=20 effectiveness
of human rights advocacy.

Specific Camp = Goals:
*=20 Training professional human rights activists in a new set = of
action-oriented=20 skills and strategies
* Addressing the need for a unified, organized = and=20 effective response from
the human rights community for specific = upcoming=20 strategic opportunities
* Linking human rights campaigners with = trained=20 grassroots activists
* Teaching front-line, grassroots, human rights=20 activists more effective
and sophisticated tactics
* Introducing = and=20 networking human rights activists with activists from
other domestic = social=20 change movements working on environmental, peace, and
social justice=20 issues
* Bringing human rights activists together for a team-building = experience
* Providing an empowering, bonding experience for human = rights=20 activists
and campaigners

Since 1995, the Ruckus Society has = held 8=20 camps, attended by more than 600
activists representing a large = variety of=20 groups and issues.
Internationally, Ruckus has attracted participants = from=20 the Tibetan and
Burmese human rights movements, the Tarahumara of = rural=20 Mexico, the First
Nations of Canada, and activists from Germany, = Russia,=20 Nigeria, Korea and
Taiwan. Domestically, Ruckus work closely with = human=20 rights, social
justice, toxics, nuclear issues, wilderness, and peace = activists. Ruckus
participants come from all walks of life and from = many=20 different
perspectives with a common goal: to achieve respect for = human=20 rights and
environmental and social justice.

· For = example, the=20 Malibu Camp, held in fall of 1996, brought together
human rights = activists=20 from the Burmese and Tibetan freedom movements with
human rights, = social=20 justice, and environmental activists from the United
States. This = camp led to=20 an action heard throughout Burma on the BBC and
recognized by Nobel = Peace=20 Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who thanked the
activists with a phone = call=20 from her home.

Ruckus Action Camps have attracted widespread = media=20 coverage. Journalists
have covered all aspects of camps from the = technical=20 climb training on a
50-foot scaffolding tower to the powerful = grassroots=20 network the camps
catalyze. Ruckus's British Columbia camp in March = 1997 was=20 the lead print
media and television story throughout Canada for 3 = days=20 running. NBC and
ABC national news as well as dozens of local TV news = crews=20 have done
television stories on Ruckus camps. Most recently, = "Inside=20 Edition" carried
a lengthy piece on Ruckus's North Carolina = training=20 camp; CNN has expressed
an interest in future camps. Ruckus's Women's = Camp,=20 held this past April in
Austin, Texas, had crews from the Fox = Network, ABC,=20 and ABC. The Women's
Camp will also be the focus of a half-hour BBC = special.=20 Look for an
extensive article on Ruckus camps in upcoming = Mademoiselle=20 magazines. US
News & World Report, The New York Times Sunday = Magazine,=20 Outside, George,
Marie Claire and E magazines as well as numerous = U.S.=20 newspapers have
featured stories on Ruckus camps.

The Human = Rights=20 Action Camp will include the following curriculum:

NONVIOLENCE: = History,=20 philosophy and technique will be covered, including
extensive role=20 plays.

MEDIA TRAINING: An overview of how the media operate. = Discussion=20 will cover
strategic thinking about the newsworthiness of direct = actions,=20 practical
suggestions in crafting leads and soundbites, pitching the = story=20 and
message delivery.

POLITICAL THEATER: Training on the = development=20 and use of effective
guerrilla theater. Students will discuss various = opportunities within
campaigns to make use of humor, drama, and = pageantry to=20 move their agenda
forward. Puppet making and costume design will be = discussed=20 in depth.

ON-LINE ACTIVISM: The internet is one of the most = cutting-edge=20 and
effective mediums for social change. Students will be trained in = a=20 variety
of technical skills from effective internet research = techniques to=20 creating
images and reaching your constituency=20 on-line.

CONFRONTATIONAL CAMPAIGNING: Effective direct action = cannot take=20 place
outside of a political context in which it is appropriate. How = does=20 one
structure a campaign that can effectively utilize=20 confrontational
non-violence as a key component. When is it = appropriate to=20 sit in the board
room, and when should the board meeting be shut = down.=20 Participants will
examine a variety of campaigns that owe their = success to=20 confrontational
tactics.

ACTION PLANNING AND COORDINATION: The = nuts=20 and bolts of coordinating direct
actions, including maps, videos and=20 photos.

CLIMBING FOR DIRECT ACTIONS: Overview and details of = basic=20 ropework,
belaying, rappelling, knots, harnesses, and = hardware.

A=20 partial list of applicants so far:

Innocent Chukwuma, E.D. of = Centre for=20 Law Enforcement Education, affiliated
with United Action for = Democracy, a=20 pro-democracy movement in Nigeria

Andrea Durbin, Friends of the = Earth,=20 International Program Director

Carrie Vance, Columbia Support = Network,=20 Boston Chapter

Lesley Carson, Reebok Award Winners = Network

Mulaika=20 Hijjas, East Timor Action Network

Abigail Abrash, R.F.K. Memorial = Center=20 for Human Rights

Dana Clark, Center for International = Environmental=20 Law

Ka Hsaw Wa, Director, Earth Rights International based in = Southeast=20 Asia

Kristin Sundell, East Timor Action Network, National Field=20 Organizer

Munica Casanova, Leftist Student Network

Sharon = Lucas,=20 Rainforest Action Network

Harjit Gill, Students for a Free=20 Tibet

Daniel Sieradski, Students for a Free Tibet

Lisa = & Todd=20 Wright, La Liga Ecoligica

Ganga Prasad Subedi, Program Director, = National=20 Academy for Environment,
Population and Development, = Nepal

Reinard=20 Knutsen, Shundahai Network

Diana Wiwa, Speak = Out

Palestinian=20 Centre for Human=20 Rights

_________________________________________________________For=20 more information, please contact:

The Ruckus Society
2530 San = Pablo=20 Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
mailto:ruckus@ruckus.org
http://www.ruckus.org
Ph:=20 510-848-9565
Fax:=20 510-848-9541



*******************************************Wild-Rockies-Alerts=20 is a public service of the Wild Rockies InfoNet at:
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